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Ryan Dewhurst started building WPScan as a free WordPress security tool. Then he and his co-founders added paid features that caught the eye of WordPress parent Automattic.
Boston-based software engineer Matt Sly turned a childhood memory into a letter-writing app. Here’s how his side project eventually sold for millions.
Jonathan Knegtel’s short and sweet email about his startup, Blockdata, led to a sale to CB Insights within three months.
Bjork Ostrom started making software tools for bloggers after his wife Lindsay’s food blog took off. But along the way, their company has parted ways with a few of them.
Some founders build businesses with an eye on an exit. Others, like Viral Post Generator’s Tom Orbach, aim to have fun and stumble into a life-changing acquisition.
Four students with technical skills created a shopping browser extension that sold for millions less than two years later. Here’s how it happened.